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I am no thief, Femi Fani-Kayode tells EFCC

09 May 2016, 06:37

Abuja - Embattled former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has released a statement disputing allegations of corruption against him, while claiming that he is "not a thief".

According to Naij, Fani-Kayode is due to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Later on today, with allegations pertaining to his role in a $115 million election bribe said to have been disbursed by former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The EFCC has claimed that Fani-Kayode to be the "chief beneficiary" of the slush funds after he allegedly received N840 million in bribe money.

Also read: EFCC agents ready to pounce on Fani-Kayode

Fani-Kayode has since defended himself, claiming that he stands on the "word of God" and that he will be vindicated of all charges.

"I am not a thief. I served in the Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation out of loyalty and not for profit. I worked hard and risked all during that assignment and I believe that we did an effective job.

"I have no apology for that and the fact that we lost an election does not mean that we should be dehumanised, humiliated, subjected to the most beastly lies or destroyed," Fani-Kayode said in his statement.

Read more at Naij

- News24


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